Brushstrokes trilogy

The Brushstrokes historical fiction trilogy is based on the life and family of celebrated late 19th century portrait artist Charles Carolus-Duran; a contemporary of Monet, Manet and Renoir and other prominent artists, writers and composers, as well as being a teacher to John Singer Sargent. 

The first two novels in the trilogy, Brushstrokes and Darkness Falls, tell of Carolus-Duran’s courtship and marriage to the beautiful and aristocratic Marie, followed by their joy from the birth of their first daughter and their despair during the Franco-Prussian war. The third novel, Drama Unfolds, follows the life of Carolus-Duran’s eldest daughter as she embarks on one of the greatest adventures of her life whilst navigating the social rules of late 19th century Europe. 

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